Search Tag: cognitive impairment

IMAGING Management

MRI Predicts Cognitive Outcome in Preterm Children

2015 07 Sep

A study published in the neurology journal Brain suggests that children born prematurely are more likely to have low mathematical achievement at school age, which may be caused by reduced working memory and number skills. The study aimed to examine the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after birth to identify infants at risk of later academic... Read more

IMAGING Management

Cell Density Unchanged as Brain Shrinks With Age

2015 16 Jun

Using a powerful 9.4-Tesla MRI — the first of its kind for human imaging — researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have obtained the most detailed MRI images of the brain so far to show that while the brain shrinks with age, brain cell density remains constant. The findings are reported in the journal NMR in Biomedicine.The 9.4-Tesla images... Read more

IMAGING Management

New MRI Diagnostic Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder

2015 17 Jan

A new brain imaging technique developed by scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes. This technique offers promising diagnostic potential once it undergoes more research and evaluation. Usually, diagnosis — an unquantifiable process based on clinical judgment... Read more

IT Management

Virtual Reality Game Detects Condition Which Precedes Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 14 Jan

A new study by Greek researchers has demonstrated that a virtual reality game frequently used for cognitive training is effective as a screening tool for adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The virtual supermarket (VSM) application was developed as part of a project which uses new technologies to screen, diagnose, treat and support patients... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA 2014: Study Links Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis to Cognitive Impairment

2014 25 Nov

A recent study of 2,000 adults reveals that a build-up of plaque in the body’s major arteries is associated with mild cognitive impairment. The study was conducted at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center and will be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "It is well established... Read more

Executive Health Management

Shift Work Impairs Cognition Over Time

2014 13 Nov

An irregular work schedule can negatively influence health and socialisation due to a disruption of normal circadian rhythms. New research explored the impact of long-term shift work on cognition, and found that workers who were exposed to frequently changing schedules or odd work hours for more than ten years showed signs of cognitive impairment equal... Read more

Cardiology Management

Stroke Patients Have High Long-Term Risk

2014 10 Oct

According to recent data presented at the Canadian Stroke Congress, people who have already had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at a high risk for a second similar event or other serious medical complications for the next five years. They need continuous follow-up and monitoring in order to manage this risk. The research was conducted... Read more

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